Worksite Wellness news, programming and other resources from MSU Extension.

MSU Extension strives to provide Michigan worksites with education to promote healthy lifestyles to employees and their families. The programs available focus on improving healthy lifestyle behaviors, reduced risk of chronic diseases, social-emotional health and food safety education.

Worksite Wellness Programs available through MSU Extension include but are not limited to:

In addition, the worksite wellness coordinator is available to train worksites on the Work@HealthTM program.

Work@HealthTM is a comprehensive workplace health training program that helps employers develop a skill set and capacity to build or enhance a science-based workplace health program through basic and intermediate level training. The program is designed to train employers how to improve the health of their workers and their families through science-based prevention and wellness strategies using interventions that principally address chronic health conditions; specifically, heart disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes, arthritis and obesity.

Work@HealthTM is aimed at achieving the following four goals:

  1. Increase understanding of employers training needs and the best way to deliver skill-based training to them.
  2. Increase employers’ level of knowledge and awareness of workplace health program concepts and principles, as well as tools and resources to support the design, implementation and evaluation of effective workplace health strategies and interventions. The training is meant to improve employer skills and capacity for developing or expanding workplace health programs.
  3. Increase the number of science-based workplace health programs, policies and practices in place at participating employers’ work sites and increase the access and opportunities for employees to participate in them.
  4. Promote peer-to-peer community-based employer cooperation and mentoring.

Employers can find more information through the MI Health Matters resources.

For more information contact the worksite wellness coordinator:

Dawn Earnesty, MS, RD,, 989-758-2514

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